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Species Acleris cervinana - Hodges#3514

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Tortricini
Genus Acleris
Species cervinana (Acleris cervinana - Hodges#3514)
Hodges Number
3514
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris cervinana (Fernald, 1882)
Teras cervinana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Teras americana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin cervinus meaning "tawny, deerskin brown," for the "reddish fawn colored" features of the moth. (1)
Size
Wingspan 17 mm. (1)
Forewing length 7-8 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - Many forms. Powell & Opler describe it as having "jaw-dropping different color forms." (2)
Range
Pacific Northwest, across Canada, and the eastern United States. (2)
Lectotype male: Cambridge?, Massachusetts. (3)
Food
Hazelnut. (2) HOSTS database also lists yellow birch and alder. (4)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65. (1)